LHM Home for the Holidays Advent Devotions for 2014
In Home for the Holidays, Pastor Wayne Palmer takes the reader on a nostalgic ride back to the days of Christmases past. Along the way he mines his own holiday memories, blends in contemporary scenarios, and adds a generous portion of Scripture. Palmer knows Christmas isn't just "fun and games" for everybody. Health and relationship issues, money worries, and a whole lot more rob people everywhere of the true joy of the holiday season. Yet, amid these strains, God makes our Christmas celebration complete through the "home" we have with our Christian brothers and sisters at church. It is there we can come together in Word and Sacrament to renew our faith and recall again the magnificence of God's Good News in Jesus Christ. And it is there—surrounded by those who share our faith—that we remember we have a heavenly home, prepared for us beforehand by Jesus Himself and secured for all believers through His work on the cross.
Home for the Holidays can be downloaded, customized and printed to give to congregation members or to use as an outreach tool. These devotions can also available to read online or can be received via e-mail subscription throughout the Advent season. An audio version of Home for the Holidays will be available beginning Nov. 30 or you can receive it as a podcast.